January 2014

Call us at 800-741-3305 or 712-744-4468

New Service Plan Offerings
Meet Our New Employees!
Maintaining Seed Germination and Vigor during Storage
Tech Tip: 7 Ways to make Precision Technology Pay
Don't forget to stop by our booth!
Farm Show Calendar
New AgFiniti Remote Support
Customer Referral Program
Clearance Corner
Precision Ag Classifieds
Don't forget to stop by our booth!

If you find yourself at the Quad Cities Farm Equipment Show January 19-21 in Rock Island, IL, don’t forget to stop by our booth - Booth 907.

At the Iowa Power Farming Show January 28-30 in Des Moines, IA, we can be found at Booth 925.

We will see you there!

HTS Ag Farm Show Calendar

Come see us at these trade shows in 2014:

Quad Cities Farm Equipment Show
Jan 19-21 | Rock Island, IL
Booth 907

Iowa Power Farming Show
Jan 28-30 | Des Moines, IA
Booth 925

Hawkeye Farm Show
Mar 4-6 | Cedar Falls, IA

Triumph of Agriculture Expo
Mar 12-13 | Omaha, NE
Booths 1305-1307
Ag Leader Announces New AgFiniti Remote Support

Ag Leader announced today that AgFiniti® Remote Support allows dealers to connect to a user’s display for viewing and troubleshooting from any location in real-time.

This service makes it possible for farm managers, dealers and support technicians at one location to view an Ag Leader® Integra or Versa display in a client’s equipment at another location.

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Clearance Corner!

Field Hub Kit, verizon

SlingShot Field Hub Kit, Verizon- 117-0171-304 with Field Hub to Trimble AgGPS FmX Interface Cable - 115-0171-913

Price: $1,500.00

Direct Command Custom Kit for 2007 and Newer Spracoupe 7X50
AG Sprayer Kit- Direct command (2007 and Newer Spracoupe 7X50)

Price: $1,622.00

Check Out Our New Service Plan Offerings
HTS Ag is pleased to roll out our upgraded service plan offerings. We feel that these new plans will help HTS Ag better serve our customers through the remote support and remote file transfer which are included in our new platinum plan.

See the service plan offerings here »

Meet Our New Employees!

Nate Lincoln is our new intern in the Ames office. He is a senior at Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural business with an emphasis in agronomy. He will be graduating next December. Nate is from the small town of Glenwood in southwest Iowa. Hobbies include hunting, fishing, and basketball. He has two older siblings and both live close to Ames. His family owns convenience stores and a bulk fuel business in southwest Iowa but has worked on the farm his whole life. The past two summers he has had internships with Lincoln Farm Home, and AgVantage FS.

Jim Goodlaxson is our new Grain Management Advisor. He will be working out of our Ames office. Jim and his lovely wife, Jane, reside in Union. He has two children and three grandchildren. Hobbies include inventing, designing and building things as well as spending time with his grandchildren. He has 18 years experience in the grain area and also has background in sales, marketing, engineering, consulting, business development, product development and project management. Jim’s goal is to help farmers, business owners and key leadership find clarity of objectives and build on confidence- help them get what they want.

Garrett Buckley is our new Associate Advisor in the Harlan office. He will be doing a mix of sales and technician work. Garrett is a recent graduate of Northwest Missouri State majoring in Agronomy and minoring in Precision Ag. Garrett grew up on a farm in Persia and has a younger sister. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and working out. Garrett is excited to be part of our team and hopes to help the company move in a forward direction.
Maintaining Seed Germination and Vigor during Storage

used with permission from OPI-Integris

OPI-IntegrisSeed quality is determined by several factors such as species and cultivar purity, uniformity, seed density, contamination by weeds, insects, fungi, moisture content, germination, vigor, and storability. Most laboratory tests for seed quality are conducted for purity and physiological seed quality (germination and vigor).

Seed Germination

Germination capacity of seed is expressed in terms of germination percentage as determined in a standard germination test performed under optimum conditions with maximum germination potential.

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Tech Tip: 7 Ways to make Precision Technology Pay

by Tim Shanks, HTS Ag

These tools make management techniques possible that help keep crop production efficient and cost-effective for most farmers. There are a lot of ways to use precision technology and make gains from it. The data collected can be used to help overcome challenges and help people do a better job on the farm.

1. Yield Maps

Yield maps are great for printing out and determining where tile may be needed, but they also serve as a progress report for your field and farm. They are also great for tracking side-by-side data and yield histories. Yield maps also help producers check the success of various inputs. But keep in mind that the data has to be good to be useful. If your monitor isn’t calibrated correctly and running at all times, then your data isn’t going to be as good. Remember, garbage in is also garbage out!

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Take Advantage of Our Customer Referral Program Today!

We love referrals from our valued customers! When you refer a new customer, choose from these reward options:

Discount on an HTS Ag Annual Service Plan!
A gift card to a farm supply Store!
A gift card to one of your favorite eateries!

(Reward amount is based on value of new customer purchase)

Download the referral form here

Precision Ag Classifieds

Check out our classified ads!

You can upload pictures and manage your own postings. This great service is still FREE OF CHARGE!

HTS Ag Sales

HTS Ag Support

HTS Ag Admin
HTS Ag Team
Adam Gittins
Ben Smith
Brandon Shaw
Jeff Swearingen
Shiloh Olmstead
Jim Goodlaxson
Shari Wahling
Ken Sprague
Tim Shanks
Terry Johnston
Shayne Hinkeldey
Garrett Buckley
653 Oak Road
Harlan, IA 51537
1920 Philadelphia #105
Ames, IA 50010

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